Lafayette

Unisex

Meaning

From The Land Of The Beech Tree

Origin

French

Pronunciation

/ləˈfeɪ.ət/

Traits associated with the name Lafayette:

Dogs named Lafayette tend to be loving, resilient, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Lafayette?

It suggests that you have an appreciation for history and culture, and that you may have a fondness for the French Revolution.

Is Lafayette a good dog name?

Lafayette has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Lafayette isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

2,768
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2,067
New York City Dog Name Database
3,679
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Lafayette is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Lafayette was, in the past month, the 1931st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of February 2024, Lafayette is becoming a more popular moniker with new puppy owners. Our stats show that the name is more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Lafayette was viewed 76 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Lafayette's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Lafayette is most adored in South Dakota, Iowa and Louisiana.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Texas, California and Pennsylvania.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Lafayette.

Most popular breeds named Lafayette:

  1. Poodle

Famous dogs named Lafayette:

  • film icon A basset hound named Lafayette played a role in the movie The Aristocats.

Lafayette is found in these categories:

french dog names
french

A famous French general and key figure in the American Revolution.

disney dog names
disney

Named after a hound in "The Aristocats" animated film.

Dog names like Lafayette:

Freedom
a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral
Full Of Life, Energy
type genus of the Lacertidae
deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots
Land
Lafayette dog name meaning

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